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For U.S. gun clubs, NRA membership has its privileges

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The Spurwink Rod and Gun Club firing range in Cape Elizabeth, Maine is seen January 28, 2013. Last year the club required all 300 of its members to join the National Rifle Association. Some objected, and a dozen or so quit. But most had their NRA cards already, and the rest went ahead and signed up. Picture taken January 28, 2013. REUTERS/Joel Page

The Spurwink Rod and Gun Club firing range in Cape Elizabeth, Maine is seen January 28, 2013. Last year the club required all 300 of its members to join the National Rifle Association. Some objected, and a dozen or so quit. But most had their NRA cards already, and the rest went ahead and signed up. Picture taken January 28, 2013. REUTERS/Joel Page
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A sign for the Spurwink Rod and Gun Club in Cape Elizabeth, Maine along with a National Rifle Association 100% Club plaque is seen January 28, 2013. Last year the club required all 300 of its members to join the National Rifle Association. Some objected, and a dozen or so quit. But most had their NRA cards already, and the rest went ahead and signed up. Picture taken January 28, 2013. REUTERS/Joel Page

A sign for the Spurwink Rod and Gun Club in Cape Elizabeth, Maine along with a National Rifle Association 100% Club plaque is seen January 28, 2013. Last year the club required all 300 of its members to join the National Rifle Association. Some objected, and a dozen or so quit. But most had their NRA cards already, and the rest went ahead and signed up. Picture taken January 28, 2013. REUTERS/Joel Page
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Mark Mayone, president of the Spurwink Rod and Gun Club in Cape Elizabeth, Maine speaks during an interview January 28, 2013. Last year the club required all 300 of its members to join the National Rifle Association. Some objected, and a dozen or so quit. But most had their NRA cards already, and the rest went ahead and signed up. Picture taken January 28, 2013. REUTERS/Joel Page

Mark Mayone, president of the Spurwink Rod and Gun Club in Cape Elizabeth, Maine speaks during an interview January 28, 2013. Last year the club required all 300 of its members to join the National Rifle Association. Some objected, and a dozen or so quit. But most had their NRA cards already, and the rest went ahead and signed up. Picture taken January 28, 2013. REUTERS/Joel Page
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A statue of a young hunter and a mounted deer head are seen on display at the Spurwink Rod and Gun Club in Cape Elizabeth, Maine January 28, 2013. Last year the club required all 300 of its members to join the National Rifle Association. Some objected, and a dozen or so quit. But most had their NRA cards already, and the rest went ahead and signed up. Picture taken January 28, 2013. REUTERS/Joel Page

A statue of a young hunter and a mounted deer head are seen on display at the Spurwink Rod and Gun Club in Cape Elizabeth, Maine January 28, 2013. Last year the club required all 300 of its members to join the National Rifle Association. Some objected, and a dozen or so quit. But most had their NRA cards already, and the rest went ahead and signed up. Picture taken January 28, 2013. REUTERS/Joel Page
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Richard Aspinall, financial secretary of the Spurwink Rod and Gun Club in Cape Elizabeth, Maine speaks during an interview January 28, 2013. Last year the club required all 300 of its members to join the National Rifle Association. Some objected, and a dozen or so quit. But most had their NRA cards already, and the rest went ahead and signed up. Picture taken January 28, 2013. REUTERS/Joel Page

Richard Aspinall, financial secretary of the Spurwink Rod and Gun Club in Cape Elizabeth, Maine speaks during an interview January 28, 2013. Last year the club required all 300 of its members to join the National Rifle Association. Some objected, and a dozen or so quit. But most had their NRA cards already, and the rest went ahead and signed up. Picture taken January 28, 2013. REUTERS/Joel Page
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Nick Giampetruzzi takes aim as he calibrates the scope on a recently purchased Remington Model 700 SPS Varmint rifle at the Spurwink Rod and Gun Club in Cape Elizabeth, Maine January 28, 2013. Last year the club required all 300 of its members to join the National Rifle Association. Some objected, and a dozen or so quit. But most had their NRA cards already, and the rest went ahead and signed up. Picture taken January 28, 2013....more

Nick Giampetruzzi takes aim as he calibrates the scope on a recently purchased Remington Model 700 SPS Varmint rifle at the Spurwink Rod and Gun Club in Cape Elizabeth, Maine January 28, 2013. Last year the club required all 300 of its members to join the National Rifle Association. Some objected, and a dozen or so quit. But most had their NRA cards already, and the rest went ahead and signed up. Picture taken January 28, 2013. REUTERS/Joel Page
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Nick Giampetruzzi takes aim as he calibrates the scope on a recently purchased Remington Model 700 SPS Varmint rifle at the Spurwink Rod and Gun Club in Cape Elizabeth, Maine January 28, 2013. Last year the club required all 300 of its members to join the National Rifle Association. Some objected, and a dozen or so quit. But most had their NRA cards already, and the rest went ahead and signed up. Picture taken January 28, 2013....more

Nick Giampetruzzi takes aim as he calibrates the scope on a recently purchased Remington Model 700 SPS Varmint rifle at the Spurwink Rod and Gun Club in Cape Elizabeth, Maine January 28, 2013. Last year the club required all 300 of its members to join the National Rifle Association. Some objected, and a dozen or so quit. But most had their NRA cards already, and the rest went ahead and signed up. Picture taken January 28, 2013. REUTERS/Joel Page
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A promotional display for the National Rifle Association is seen at the Spurwink Rod and Gun Club in Cape Elizabeth, Maine January 28, 2013. Last year the club required all 300 of its members to join the National Rifle Association. Some objected, and a dozen or so quit. But most had their NRA cards already, and the rest went ahead and signed up. Picture taken January 28, 2013. REUTERS/Joel Page

A promotional display for the National Rifle Association is seen at the Spurwink Rod and Gun Club in Cape Elizabeth, Maine January 28, 2013. Last year the club required all 300 of its members to join the National Rifle Association. Some objected, and a dozen or so quit. But most had their NRA cards already, and the rest went ahead and signed up. Picture taken January 28, 2013. REUTERS/Joel Page
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A toy truck with the National Rifle Association logo on it is seen at the Spurwink Rod and Gun Club in Cape Elizabeth, Maine January 28, 2013. Last year the club required all 300 of its members to join the National Rifle Association. Some objected, and a dozen or so quit. But most had their NRA cards already, and the rest went ahead and signed up. Picture taken January 28, 2013. REUTERS/Joel Page

A toy truck with the National Rifle Association logo on it is seen at the Spurwink Rod and Gun Club in Cape Elizabeth, Maine January 28, 2013. Last year the club required all 300 of its members to join the National Rifle Association. Some objected, and a dozen or so quit. But most had their NRA cards already, and the rest went ahead and signed up. Picture taken January 28, 2013. REUTERS/Joel Page
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